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Welcome to Transport Action BC Region

We are the BC chapter of Transport Action Canada, a national non-profit charitable organization dedicated to public transport advocacy, research, and education. We advocate for bus and train passengers in BC, and promote public transportation options that are socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable across the province.

Our Priorities

Public Transit

We advocate for frequent, convenient, and accessible public transit that serves the greatest number of people. Much of BC’s population is concentrated in cities, and transit helps people to get where they need to go at a reasonable cost.

Passenger Rail

Rail moves the largest number of people in an environmentally friendly and comfortable way. We advocate for a strong intercity and regional passenger rail system to build strong, interconnected regions and connect BC to the rest of Canada.

Intercity Bus

Many people in the BC need to travel long distances to college or university, for medical appointments or for work. We advocate for government support for regional bus services connecting smaller and rural communities to the BC economy.

Why Public Transportation Matters

Economic Growth

A thriving economy requires efficient movement of people and freight for communities large and small. Robust passenger bus and rail services will help keep our region competitive.

Social Inclusion

Dependable public transport for Canadians of all ages, abilities and origins opens up opportunities for everybody, including access to education, healthcare and jobs.

Environmental Responsibility

Travelling by bus or train uses far less fuel than driving or taking a short-haul flight. It also means less farmland and wilderness paved over for extra highway lanes.

Public Transportation News

Hullo! A “Ferry” Promising Start

Trip Report: Hullo ferry Nanaimo – Vancouver By Brendan, with additional reporting from Rick, Terry, and Kathleen. Like most Vancouver Islanders I was hopeful but a little skeptical about the new Hullo, passenger-only, fast ferry service betwee…

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Transport Action BC AGM 2023

Transport Action BC is holding it’s 2023 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday December 12th The meeting will be held at Waves Coffee House, 900 Howe Street in Vancouver, from 6.30 pm to 8 pm. Only paid-up members may participate and vote at the AG…

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